Personally, I do use non animal tested products only (they are not always higher prices! Often lower, actually..) and try to avoid taking a lot of pills and such..I go for more natural cures for things when possible and also aim for the off-brand drugs because I'm fairly sure that they do not do testing themselves and just copy existing formulas (though I could be wrong on that one) but either way...
I do take medicine when it is necessary. I do find my own life and well-being to ultimately be most important in the end...besides, how could I save the world if I were ill or dead?
It's obviously not something I'm happy with and can and will do everything possible to find and switch to better solutions than animal testing, but obviously we have to make compromises when it comes to that sort of thing. Contrary to what many people seem to think...we are not all fanatics. In fact, many of us are some of the biggest enemies of the extremists at PETA. They give us a horrible name, making such a spectacle of themselves and all..
I do my best and try my hardest. It is something that's important to me so I am willing to put out a bit of extra effort where I can. I personally feel that I'm making a difference..if even a small one.
I realize that other people have different values and opinions in life and completely accept that...meanwhile I'm also out here for anybody who is interested in more information about vegetarianism and veganism and such.